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Southeastern Section

Alabama - Florida - Georgia

The Southeastern Section of the Forest Products Society represents public and private research, development, industrial management, marketing, education, engineering, sales, supply, and consulting interests to members in the US states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The Society facilitates technical information exchange for the international forest products research and industry network.

Focus. Our focus includes facilitating technology transfer of research; providing industry and public sector networking through periodic meetings and organizing/establishing student membership chapters at major Universities within the region. A primary emphasis is to deliver benefits to the members complimenting the international goals and mission of the Society.

Section Calendar

Aug.22, 2014 

Annual Meeting

The Forest Products Society, Southeastern Section will hold its' annual meeting, again in conjunction with the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) August 20-23,2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in downtown Atlanta. The FPS-Mid-South Section has been invited, and is expected to have their annual meeting at the same time. All members of FPS International, attending IWF, are invited to attend the FPS-SE annual. The time will be 9-12 am on Friday, August 22. FPS-SE annual meeting attendees are encouraged to attend the IWF EXPO, following the annual meeting in the afternoon. 

Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, GA









Officers: Terms expire 8/2014


Frederick T. Kurpiel
President, Georgia Research Institute
PO Box 2448, Peachtree City, GA 30269     
Phone: 678-642-1238

Vice Chair

Pentii Lahtinen
President, Pentec, Inc.


Honorio F. Carino
Professor Emeritus, Auburn University
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Auburn, AL 36849-5418
Phone: 334-559-8504



Robert M. Browder - Section Past Chair
Director - Lumber Division
Southern Pine Inspection Bureau
PO Box 10915, Pensacola, FL 32524-0915       
Phone: 850-434-2611 | Fax: 850-433-5594
George T. Georgiev
VP Operations, Tolleson Lumber Co Inc
PO Box 970, Perry, GA 31069-0970
Phone: 478-988-3830

Nian Ou
Technology Director, J M Huber Corp
1446 Highway 334,
Commerce, GA  30530
Phone: 706-336-3123

Kozma Naka
Associate Professor, Alabama A&M University
PO Box 1927, Normal, AL 35762-1927
Phne: 256-372-4235

Falk Dorn
Product Manager
Novem Car Interior Design
923 Chesterfield Place NW
Maritta, GA 30064-5434
Phone: 678-396-6887


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